Community Care

At MultiSkills, we are proud to champion cultural diversity and social equity in all aspects of our operations. We firmly believe that fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for all individuals, regardless of background, is not just a goal but a responsibility. Our unwavering commitment to supporting local communities and amplifying the voices of minority groups drives us to push boundaries, challenge norms, and advocate for positive change. Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive, equitable, and socially conscious society. Together, we can make a lasting impact and pave the way for a brighter future for all.

MultiSkills Training is excited to announce a new collaboration with Top 100 Women, a prestigious organisation dedicated to empowering and supporting women in various industries. As part of this partnership, we are offering exclusive memberships to our female students, providing them with access to networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and resources to further their careers in the construction industry.

At MultiSkills Training, we are committed to supporting women in construction and breaking down barriers that may prevent them from pursuing a career in this male-dominated field. This collaboration with Top 100 Women is just one of the many ways we are working to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for our female students.

Through this partnership, we hope to inspire and empower women in construction to reach their full potential and achieve their career goals. We believe that by providing them with the right tools and resources, we can help pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive industry.

If you’re a female student of ours with interest to become a member of Top 100 Women, let us know today! We’ll get you signed up.

At MultiSkills training, we are honoured to sponsor and host the Dads in Distress groups at our Geelong site every Monday night for free, confidential, and non-judgemental support.

These weekly gatherings offer a lifeline to fathers navigating the challenging circumstances of separation, especially from their children — providing them with a safe space to share their struggles, seek support, and build connections with others who understand their journey.

What sets this initiative apart is the fact that the entire team consists of peers – fathers who have walked the same path and intimately understand the complexities and emotions that accompany such circumstances.

Join us on Monday nights from 6pm to 8pm at our Geelong site for a supportive community of fathers who truly understand what you are going through. Don’t navigate separation alone.

MultiSkills collaborates closely with Geelong LLEN to host regular “Industry” and “Try a Trade” days where young people have the chance to visit our site, speak to trainers, and engage with the industry to gain a first-hand view of what life is like in the Construction Industry.

We have Civil Construction Awareness days where students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in these engaging ‘school to work’ sessions. They will:

  • Get hands-on with earthmoving machines and plant equipment
  • Gain insights from industry experts about the various roles on large-scale projects
  • Discover the essential first steps towards a successful career in this sector.

As a youth, don’t miss this chance to explore the construction industry up close, offering a practical glimpse into the day-to-day workings of the field and help you determine if this is the career path you want to pursue.

St. Joseph’s is an inclusive, supportive school for 12-25-year-olds seeking an alternative to mainstream education. MultiSkills has provided training options for many students from St. Joseph’s with the aim of securing sustained employment, particularly for those who are disengaged from the education system. MultiSkills has hosted “try” days where students can operate machinery, speak to trainers, and learn about the industry and their career options.

MultiSkills has been a longstanding supporter of Northern Futures, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to addressing disadvantage in Geelong’s northern suburbs by providing customised education and employment opportunities in partnership with industry, community, and government.

The team at MultiSkills has been actively involved in supporting young participants through training sessions and by attending meetings at the Northern Futures office to guide and inform them about career pathways, as well as assisting those with language and literacy challenges.

In the past, we have conducted presentations for groups at Cultura and assisted them in accessing training opportunities with the aim of securing long-term employment. Cultura offers a diverse range of programs to support newly arrived residents, individuals, and groups from multicultural backgrounds residing in the Greater Geelong and Barwon region.

Our support extends across all life stages, from services tailored for young families and homework clubs for schoolchildren to driver education and employment initiatives.

Delivered in partnership with Corrections Victoria, the Wadamba Prison to Work Programme offers a supported pathway to employment for Aboriginal men and women aged 18 to 35 who are on remand. The Programme operates at The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, the Metropolitan Remand Centre, Loddon Prison, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, and Karreenga Correctional Centre. It provides access to employment services, career guidance, and cultural support for participants in custody and post-release.

MultiSkills is proud to have collaborated in a three-way partnership with Wanyaari and Gforce Geelong to support Aboriginal men and women in accessing training and employment opportunities. Through our partnership with Gforce, several trainees have undergone Civil and Rigging Training at MultiSkills while working with companies like Downer on various rail and other projects. We are particularly pleased to have supported the Trainee of the Year for 2022.

Delivered in partnership with Corrections Victoria, the Wadamba Prison to Work Programme offers a supported pathway to employment for Aboriginal men and women aged 18 to 35 who are on remand. The Programme operates at The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, the Metropolitan Remand Centre, Loddon Prison, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, and Karreenga Correctional Centre. It provides access to employment services, career guidance, and cultural support for participants in custody and post-release.

MultiSkills is proud to have collaborated in a three-way partnership with Wanyaari and Gforce Geelong to support Aboriginal men and women in accessing training and employment opportunities. Through our partnership with Gforce, several trainees have undergone Civil and Rigging Training at MultiSkills while working with companies like Downer on various rail and other projects. We are particularly pleased to have supported the Trainee of the Year for 2022.

MultiSkills has been an active member of Grow Geelong since 2020. The GROW G21 network comprising businesses, government entities, and community organisations collaborating to transform areas with high unemployment rates in the G21 region, encompassing Norlane, Corio, Whittington, and parts of Colac.

The collective efforts of the GROW G21 network aim to bolster the G21 economy by generating additional job prospects for long-term job seekers who have been underserved due to inadequate support, limited networks, training opportunities, transportation challenges, and lack of experience. The approach is underpinned by an evidence-based strategy that prioritises cohorts and communities facing significant barriers to workforce participation, with a nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges prevalent in each regional area.